2015 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

2015 Chevrolet Trax, San Diego, Dec 2014
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

The 2015 Chevy Trax enters a market segment that's just about to explode with new entries.

Right now, only the (pricier) MINI Cooper Countryman, refreshed for 2015, and the (larger) Subaru XV Crosstrek offer five doors and all-wheel drive in vehicles smaller than compact crossovers.

But in the next 12 months, we'll see the Honda HR-V, the Mazda CX-3, the Jeep Renegade, and the Fiat 500X as well.

The HR-V offers the supremely flexible Magic Seat interior, perhaps giving it the best packaging.

We'd expect the CX-3 to be the most fun on the road, like other Mazdas in their segments.

And the Fiat 500X offers sexy TV ads and perhaps a different-than-the-rest Italian flair.

At the other end of the spectrum is the Jeep Renegade, which has super-boxy styling and can actually be optioned up to ‘Trail Rated’ off-road capability.

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Quick Specs
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The 2015 Chevrolet Trax offers a useful hatchback shape in a smart package that's more practical than it is stylish.
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The 2016 Honda HR-V smartly trades a little of the Fit's fuel economy for exuberant styling, more headroom, and optional all-wheel drive.
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The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
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The 2015 Jeep Renegade is a smart blend of ruggedness and livability that works as well in crowded cities as on muddy roads.
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The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a small hatchback with an attitude, combining some extra capability with efficient engines and standard all-wheel drive.
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The mildly updated 2015 MINI Countryman is a versatile compact crossover, one of the smallest on the market, that maintains MINI's character and fun-to-drive spirit.
MSRP From     
$20,120$19,215$19,960$17,995$21,595$22,750
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Special PurposeSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS2WD 4-Door Manual LXFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Sport5-Door Manual 2.0iFWD 4-Door
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD